sadly not dying down. the protest expanded, as we said, across the region today. our chief correspondent, richard engel, is following this above tahrir square. and richard, i guess if there is good news the protests are relatively small and relatively widespread? >> reporter: good evening, brian, it is important to keep it in context, not like the entire middle east is up in flames or americans are being hunted down, but there were many small violent protests, spreading to many countries. and the extremists seemed to have found from their perspective, is an effective tactic, attacking the embassies. >> reporter: the u.s. outposts are easy targets, in yemen for the second day, the furious protesters tried to burn the american flags as riot police fire water canons.